House votes to kill Obama mortgage plan
March 29th, 2011
08:33 PM ET
11 years ago

House votes to kill Obama mortgage plan

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - The House passed a bill Tuesday to kill a signature Obama administration program that helps homeowners stay in their homes but has faced criticism as ineffective.

The House voted 252 to 170 to stop any new funding for the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). Eleven Democrats joined Republicans to defund the program.


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  1. Tired of the nonsense

    Anything to destroy America and Americans, right, GOPers?

    March 29, 2011 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    "Yes, the HAMP program has a lot of problems," said Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, on the House floor. "But, the absence of any program leaves homeowners worse off."
    Even Barney Frank can't drum up a stronger show of support than this? If Obama vetos this bill he will have to do some fancy dancing to make it look like anything except disregard for taxpayers when it comes up in the 2012 campaign. And it will. HAMP is an excellent example of out of control spending driven by Washington politics and how ineffective that can be. It turns out to be a great argument for smaller government.

    March 29, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  3. Shannon

    Of course they voted to stop it, it helps the middle class. Republicans only vote for things that make corporations and the top 2% of Americans richer. They voted to cut meals on wheels, but won't touch the millions in oil subsidies that tax payers have to pay to the richest oil companies in this country. Who votes for these people.

    March 29, 2011 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    And we are surprised because? We are talking about the party of the rich (I hope none of those reps were from MD) what do they care whether people have a roof over their heads.
    Any of their rich friends giving up any of these numerous homes so that people who are going to be displaced can use?
    Waiting, waiting . . . . . didn't think so!

    March 29, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  5. duckbutter

    ....this idea was bogus from the start....good ridance...

    March 29, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    No one really cares about that and it's a drop in the bucket. The program did not work and I knew a few people who got the runarounds from the banks "pretending" they were going to help them. So I don't believe this is an "upsetting" move on President Obama's side so ................MOVE ON REPUBS!!!

    And in regards to the Democrats that crossed over – they must be in "vulnerable" districts!!! So again, we will MOVE ON!!!

    March 29, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  7. terry,va

    Good job House. Dirty harry will stall this out, but the taxpayers of this country is seeing who is trying to raise our taxes or bankrupt us to pay for their socialist programs.

    March 29, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  8. GonzoinHouston

    Let me know how that works out in the Senate for you!

    March 29, 2011 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  9. whoosh

    What about JOBS, JOBS, JOBS! You guys really hookwinked, bamboozled Us this past November. You promised you wouldn't bite us if we carried you across the river, and yet you did. WHY? WHY? WHYYYYY? You are taking out our mouths now!

    March 29, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  10. Ben

    I look forward to a day when the bums who voted this program down are kicked out of office and they can't pay their mortgages. Only then will they know the pain they have wrought.

    March 30, 2011 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  11. TB were elected because you promised to create JOBS, not undue everything that has been accomplished by our President. Since being elected, you've done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about jobs, but have spent your time engaging in useless political theater, trying to appease your rabid right-wing base by attempting, again and again, to "screw" our nation's first black President. It's time for you to knock this crap off and get to work putting America back to work.

    March 30, 2011 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  12. jules sand-perkins

    That's the right thing to do.
    That's one of Obama's plans that did not work.
    Just didn't work!

    March 30, 2011 04:15 am at 4:15 am |
  13. Chedar

    Republican. Destroyer of family and america

    March 30, 2011 06:06 am at 6:06 am |